New Community Outreach Committee Leadership Needed
Tue, Apr 30 9:19am


Coming up this week:

  • Recruiting new Community Outreach Leadership - It's not as time consuming as you might think! 
  • Weekly CHiPs Food Drive - Donate Wednesday mornings
  • Terracycle collection -  Details below
  • 5th Grade Sandwich Making Project. 4th and 5th grade parent volunteers needed.
  • Email, if interested in participating in any of the above.

Community Outreach 2024/2025:

Are you interested in joining the Community Outreach Committee.  We are looking to fill both co-chair positions. The commitment to being on the PTA Executive Board is not as time consuming as you might think. Or be part of our collection drives, which are a great way to learn how our initiatives and community partnerships work. Is there a particular collection you'd like to lead? Suitcase collection for Floyd Bennett Field? Blanket collection? Book drive? Park cleanup? Please reach out to & if you're interested in participating.

April Terracycle Collection:

Collections will this Wednesday in April 17. These items will be sorted by students, then sent to Terracycle instead of landfills.  Our school earns points towards actions such as planting trees to help reforestation, and reducing carbon from the atmosphere. So far PS107 has diverted 30 lbs of waste! See the links below, or attached flyer for details for what’s accepted.

    1. Non-donatable baby & kid clothing (all brands)  (Must be clean/washed.) (No shoes or accessories please.)
    2. VTech and LeapFrog electronic learning devices and toys  (Batteries removed.)
    3. Oral care / deodorant (all brands)
    4. Squeezy pouches (all brands)

5th Grade Sandwich Making Project:

Recently, Melissa Newkirk, who is director of volunteers and community engagement at CHiPs, gave the 5th Grade a Zoom-based presentation about CHiPs and how making a sandwich is one of the most impactful things a kid can do in terms of community service. The 5th grade will begin a weekly sandwich making project. 4th and 5th Grade parent volunteers needed. Please sign-up here.

As always...

Join the Community Outreach WhatsApp group to help our community respond to urgent asks:

We also highly recommend listening (over the course of subway rides and car trips) to this background on Mutual Aid, its history and principles, and the opportunity mutual aid presents to build new social relationships:

(Note: The video was created 3 years ago.)

What to donate to CHiPS Weekly Food Collection: (please label all prepared items)

  • Sandwiches - ALL Kinds (Ham/Cheese, Turkey/Cheese, Egg Salad, PBJ) (Please label)
  • Sliced Bread Packages
  • Lunch Meat packages
  • Eggs
  • Tortillas
  • Prepared Meals (pasta, rice/beans, soup, pasta salad etc) Please pre-package in individual portions.
  • Microwaveable Meals - Instant Ramen, Rice & Beans Packets
  • Jelly Jars, Peanut Butter
  • Cereal/Instant Oatmeal Packets
  • Shelf Stable Milk & Juice Boxes
  • Fruit cups
  • Fresh Fruit (Oranges/Bananas ; NO apples please)
  • Individually Wrapped Snacks (Nuts, Beef Sticks, Crackers, Bars/Cookies)
  • NEW To-go Containers & Sandwich Ziplock Baggies
  • Plastic Utensils spoons/forks
  • Fresh Direct Bags/Sturdy Bags

With Gratitude,

Emily & Jeanne

Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs